Tag: techniques

Technique: Directionality

WHICH WAY IS THE WAY?

Utilizing the proper directionality when doing a trick/work falls under the category of “Technique.” What I have come to understand in conjure, is that many of these techniques or propensities to do a thing a particular way are usually done as a means of reinforcing the work. That is, things are…



clove buds

What’s Clove Got To Do With It?

(GOT TO DO WITH IT)

Cloves are the fragrant flower buds of an Indonesia tree called “Syzygium aromaticum.” Clove has all kinds of practical uses as a flavoring, fragrance additive, insect repellent, as well those uses that take advantage of its healing properties. For those of us who grew up thinking that clove buds were just…



Tales from the Hoodoo Trenches #2

YOU’RE DOING THAT WRONG

Tales From the Hoodoo Trenches is my attempt to save some of you, out there, from learning some hard lessons and to assist you in getting things right the first time. I shall pause for a moment, here, as I review the old saying, “Never give advice because the wise don’t need…



Scripture for Revelation + Truth Works

HELP REVEALING THE HIDDEN AND DISCOVERING THE TRUTH

The Bible contains scripture applicable to nearly every life situation. Indeed, for believers, it is a guidebook, for some, it is a grimoire, others a book of parables, and yet others, it’s a complete work of fiction. I won’t debate the veracity or importance of what is contained…



Use of Crossroads In Conjure

SO, YOU WANNA MEET ‘THE BLACK MAN,’ EH?

Even if someone doesn’t practice any kind of path or tradition, chances are that they will still be familiar with the folk tale of the Blues musician, Robert Johnson, selling his soul at the crossroads. Many people believe that this is quite literally what happens – you give…



Cutting and Harvesting Plants

MAKE IT MEANINGFUL

I have many plants in my garden that I use for workings, in my products, and for cooking. I have a little ritual I observe when harvesting.  I will gather the above ground parts of a plant when the moon is waxing to full. Alternately, I will gather the below ground parts when…



Sharing Your Business

THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT WAS

The only time you “show your work” is in Math class. Also, if somebody is paying you to do work for them, then you show them that for which they are paying. But outside of those instances, you keep what you are doing to yourself. Why? Because they can’t influence…



What Does the “Layering” of Protection Look Like?

A QUESTION WAS POSTED THE OTHER DAY

The question was simple: “What does it mean to perform protection in layers?”

“Layering” means have several works of protection going at once. Let me use myself as an example: I work with my Ancestors and ask for their protection. I have railroad spikes at the corners of my property,…



To Remove Unwanted “Passengers”

A COUPLE OF QUICKIES

As it seems is sometimes the case, I will come away from a meeting or being in public somewhere and I will start to feel ill and drained for no reason. It will feel as though I have picked up something or someone in the process of being out and about. Obviously,…



The Cotton Ball Obsession Jar

HERE’S MY TAKE ON THIS WORK THAT SEEMS TO BE SO SOUGHT AFTER

When I was coming up, it wasn’t uncommon to say that a person who wasn’t thinking straight, or was acting like they were in a fog, were “walking around like their head is full of cotton.” Meaning, essentially, that they’re acting like they’re…